Compare LGBT Rights in Belgium & Western Sahara

Equality Index ?
77 / 100
24 / 100
Legal Index ?
87 / 100
24 / 100
Public Opinion Index ?
67 / 100
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Homosexual activityLegal
Since 1944
Illegal (imprisonment as punishment)
Since 1975
Same-sex marriageLegal
Since 2003
Unrecognized
Censorship of LGBT issuesNo censorshipNo censorship
Right to change legal genderLegal, no restrictions
Since 2018
Illegal
Gender-affirming careLegal
Since 1998
Legal
Since 2016
Legal recognition of non-binary genderNot legally recognizedNot legally recognized
LGBT discriminationIllegal
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT employment discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
LGBT housing discriminationSexual orientation and gender identity
Since 2003
No protections
Same-sex adoptionLegal
Since 2006
Single only
Intersex infant surgeryNot bannedUnknown
Serving openly in militaryLegalIllegal
Blood donations by MSMsBanned (less than 6-month deferral)
Since 2023
Legal
Conversion therapyBanned
Since 2023
Not banned
Equal age of consentEqual
Since 1985
Equal
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